flexion reflex

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flexion reflex

A sudden automatic withdrawal movement occurring in response to a painful stimulus and effected by the contraction of the flexor muscles of all the joints on the same side.


the act of bending or the condition of being bent.

flexion reflex
see flexor reflex.
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However, the knee flexion reflex generated by the HAS can be problematic, with flexion deteriorating after 10 min of walking, limiting gait duration [50].
Effects of arterial and cardiopulmonary baroreceptor activation on the upper limb nociceptive flexion reflex and electrocutaneous pain in humans.